Updated: May 17th, 2021
At The Home Cinema Guide (the-home-cinema-guide.com) we are dedicated to protecting your data and privacy.
We recognize that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use The Home Cinema Guide, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard information. This will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us.
The Home Cinema Guide strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all our operations. Likewise, we are dedicated to protecting our customers’ and online visitors’ privacy on our website.
About Our Cookies
Google Analytics Cookies
The Home Cinema Guide uses information from Google Analytics to track the number of visits to the website, browsers and operating systems. No personally identifiable information is obtained from these cookies. We use the information that Google Analytics generates relating to our website to create reports about the use of the site. These reports allow us to update the site and improve your usage of it.
If you do not wish your data to be collected via Google Analytics, you can install its opt-out browser extension or add-on… https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
Mediavine partners with the following data processors:
Affiliate Products and Services
We may receive an affiliate commission for some of the suggested products or services on The Home Cinema Guide.
An affiliate commission is a small percentage of the price that you pay for goods or services. The price you pay is the same regardless of any commission received.
The affiliate services and platforms we use are:
- Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.ca, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.es, Amazon.it, Amazon.au, Amazon.se
- Commission Junction
- Genius Link
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
To learn more about our advertising and affiliate policies, please see our advertising disclosure.
Retargeting Ads and Tracking Pixels
The Home Cinema Guide uses retargeting ads, which require the setting of cookies in your browser.
The Home Cinema Guide uses Facebook pixels to determine the effectiveness of some Facebook ad campaigns. You can change your Facebook ad settings here.
You can set your browser to accept or refuse all cookies automatically, or notify you when a cookie is being requested. Taking this action should not cause a problem with the continued use of our site.
Consult the Help section of your browser for guidance on how to refuse all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is requested.
If you choose to refuse The Home Cinema Guide’s cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.
Personally Identifiable Information
The Home Cinema Guide may collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:
- To run and operate our site.
- To display content on the site correctly.
- To improve customer service.
- To help us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
- To personalize your user experience.
- To understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our site.
- To improve our site.
- To improve our products and services.
- To run a promotion, contest, survey or other site feature.
- To send information to you that you agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to you.
- To send periodic emails, which may include electronic newsletters and/or autoresponder series of emails.
- To respond to your inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.
The Home Cinema Guide may collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit our site, register on the site, or fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our site.
Specifically, if you subscribe to our newsletter or download a free PDF report, we will ask for your first name (optional) and will require your email address.
If you complete a form, we will require your name and your email address, and will ask for information relevant to the purpose of the form.
This site lets you share content with your friends and followers on various social media platforms. Below are links to the privacy policies of:
Google+ / YouTube: https://policies.google.com/privacy
You can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information and visit our site anonymously. However, it may prevent you from engaging in certain site-related activities.
If we make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information, we will inform you by placing a notice on our site. We will use personal information received from you for internal purposes only and will not sell it or provide it to third parties.
We also collect each visitor’s IP address, which helps us combat spam and fraud. We do not use IP addresses for any other purpose.
The Home Cinema Guide contains links to other websites that may be of interest to you. However, once you have used them to leave our site, we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting such sites. These sites are not governed by this privacy statement. Always exercise caution by reviewing the privacy statement of the website in question before continuing to use it.
Non-personally Identifiable Information
We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you interact with our site. Non-personally identifiable information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your method of connecting to our site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider you used, and other similar information.
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), enacted in 2018, creates new consumer rights for residents of California relating to the access to, deletion of, and sharing of personal information that is collected by businesses.
We have not directly sold any personal information in the previous 12 months – and have no plans to do so in the future.
However, we do monetize this site with advertising. We use Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising.
This advertising can use personal information to deliver personalized ads to you. We don’t have access to this information.
However, California residents will see a tab on the left side of each page entitled ‘Do not sell my personal information’. By following this link you can opt out of data collection.
You will still see ads – but they will not be personalized for you.
Children’s Privacy Protection
This website is directed to adults. It is not directed to children under the age of 16. We operate our site in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 16 must have parental consent to use this site. We do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 16 years of age.
Release of Information
If we sell The Home Cinema Guide, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale so that the service provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.
Personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information collected by this site is stored on our host’s servers. That host is
Some information is collected by third-party services. These include:
MailChimp (Email Marketing): https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/
How You Can Correct or Remove Information
Updates and Effective Date
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